Saturday, January 31, 2009

'Be still my blinking heart' by Paul Spooner

I guess with February right around the corner, it's not unreasonable to start thinking about Valentine's Day...or at least heart-themed automata! This cute little blinking heart automaton is another fine Paul Spooner creation.

Here is a link to Cabaret Mechanical Theatre's page for 'Be still my blinking heart'.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dug,
Thanks for the great site. I have been staring at this little automaton trying to figure it out. Does he have a rod pushing up the eyes from underneath, or is there something in the back pulling it up?



January 31, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eyeballs are attached to the lid and they go up and down as the lid is raised and lowered. You'll see a rod attached to the back of the lid, if you look carefully.


January 31, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

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